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  • Minidisc units
    RH1 RH900 NF810 N900 N910 N510
  1. W10 64bit NetMD Driver Disappering ??

    So far the system is recognizing the Mz-M200 for the second day in a row. So what ever happened that first day I updated the driver (hopefully) was some kind of a glitch.
  2. Numbers On SonicStage Files

    I figured it out. I was using the older version of HIMDrendender. Using the 1.00 Beta 4 gives the option of naming by title.
  3. Numbers On SonicStage Files

    I am uploading songs to SonicStage from my MZ-M200 and the ATRAC files created have a three digit number prefix to each file (song) title. I'm also using HIMDrenderer to convert the ATRAC file to MP3's. So far I have been editing each MP3 file to get rid of the number prefix. This is getting old and I think I remember using HIMDrenderer years ago in a way that eliminates the number prefix. But I can't figure out how to do it now. Any body know how to get rid of the numbers? Example : 001-songname
  4. W10 64bit NetMD Driver Disappering ??

    Yeah I have installed the 64bit driver more times than I want to think about. On at least 5 different computers. I know about the Driver Signature Enforcement get around. Usually after installing the driver it works until a W10 update. But this time I installed the driver and it worked like normal but after putting the computer to sleep the driver disappeared (from the device manager) and plugging in the MD had no effect. Like it was not connected at all. I rebooted multiple times with no change then gave up for the day. Today I tried again and the MD was recognized? I used the MZ-M200 many times today plugging & unplugging into the USB port and it worked without fail, so I doubt the USB cable is the problem. I moved the MZ-M200 & USB cable a lot all day so if it was a bad connection it has not happened again. I have many more cassettes to convert to MP3's via MiniDisc ---> SonicStage -----> HiMDrenderer. It's going to take me a few days. So I'll see if it happens again.
  5. W10 64bit NetMD Driver Disappering ??

    I would have reinstalled the driver but it was not showing up in the Device Manager. Today it is working again? At least until I shut the computer? Maybe a bad USB cable? But I have been plugging & unplugging the cable all day with not a glitch. I'll have to get another cable to know for sure. I'll know better after I shut down the computer again. Before that I'm trying to copy as many cassette tapes to MD then to SS then MP3.
  6. I seem to have to reinstall the NetMD USB-Driver for W7 every time W10 gets a update. I can live with that but this time after installing the driver & downloading stuff to SonicStage for a few hours I let the laptop sleep while having lunch, after restarting, the MZ-M200 was not recognized in the USB port I had just used before lunch. I tried another USB port and the MZ-M200 was recognized again (but not in the original USB port). A few hours later I put the laptop to sleep again and now after restarting the MZ-M200 is not recognized in any USB port! I've rebooted and nothing. I went into the device manager to reinstall the 64 bit driver and the NETMD has disappeared. How do I get the MZ-M200 recognized again?
  7. MiniDisc Deck Disk Eject Fix

    My minidisc deck MDS-JB940 quit ejecting discs a couple years ago. Turns out a small rubber belt got old and stretched out and was failing to turn the small ejection pulley. A new belt is hard to find and is expensive. In desperation I took a rubber band from a bag of rubber bands I bought from the dollar store and used it as a replacement belt. Yesterday my other minidisc deck (MDS JE470) failed to eject. Once again because the ejection belt was old and stretched out. A rubber band fixed it. So instead of searching for a “official” belt just use a rubber band. What do you have to loose? It worked for me, twice.
  8. Just picked up a MZ-NF810 that seems to work fine after I cleaned the corroded positive battery contact. I started editing a recorded disc erasing tracks, creating groups then deleting them, renaming tracks, moving tracks etc, things I have done with other minidisc's for years. This minidisc seems to work fine as long as I have a good battery in it. But twice now when the battery gets low and I get the "Low Batt" msg, when I put a fresh battery in I get a "Blank Disk" on the disc I was working on. Anyone have this happen to them? Any suggestions? Settings?
  9. Sony MDS-JB 940 Static Mini Disc Player (fault)

    FYI- I replaced the band in my MDS-JB940 over a year ago (actually closer to two years ago) with a actual "Rubber Band" that I got from a bag of rubber bands I bought at the dollar store. I use the deck every week to record a radio show and it is working fine. You don't have to worry about replacement sources just grab a rubber band.
  10. Gumstick battery problem breakthrough.

    I have found a way to "restore" the gumstick batteries I had given up on and threw into a box one of my minidisk's came in. I made a slot in a piece of wood and connected two wires with clips to the ends of the battery. I then connected the clips to my LaCrosse BC900 battery charger and put the charger into renew mode. The charger will charge then discharge the battery over and over improving the capacity until the maximum capacity is reached. I had to cut a piece of a old ink pin to the size of a AA battery to attach the positive wire. Some of these batteries now hold a charge almost like they when new (2+ hrs) and others less with the least lasting 40 minutes of play time.
  11. "Licensing info" problem after transfer to new PC

    Thanks for the info about WinFF. I was able to convert 12 years of oma files to mp3. I lost the ability to play or convert these files when I moved to my new laptop. I want to add that I found that Potplayer will play oma files without license restrictions. It does not list oma files unless you select "All Files".
  12. When I installed W10 on my computer I started up SonicStage and everything seemed fine. A week later I connected my MZ-M200 and I thought that it was dead. Thankfully I visited this forum and discovered that I needed to install a 64bit NetMD USB-Driver. Now almost a year later I upgraded to the W10 anniversary and I got that same sickly feeling again when I tried to upload to my computer from my MZ-M200 again. Then I remembered what I went through the first time I installed W10. When I updated the driver the first time I made myself some notes that made updating the driver much easier the second time. I thought that I should post those notes here and maybe they will make life simpler for someone else. Download the NetMD USB-Driver for Windows 7 (64 bit) from the download section here. ************ Windows 10 enforces driver signatures by default. This can be disabled to install drivers that are not digitally signed. Use the following steps to disable driver signature enforcement. Click the Start Start menu and select Settings. Click Update and Security. Click on Recovery. Click Restart now under Advanced Startup. Click Troubleshoot. Click Advanced options. Click Startup Settings. Click on Restart. On the Startup Settings screen press 7 or F7 to disable driver signature enforcement. Your computer will restart and you will be able to install non- digitally signed drivers. If you restart your computer again the driver signature enforcement will be re-enabled.
  13. How do you use MD beyond 2010?

    Nothing better than MD for editing and a RH1 makes SonicStage quite handy.
  14. best Hi-MD/MD and earphone combination?

    I have HI-MD (M200 & NH900) and ATRAC Type S (N910, NF810, N510) and N1, R900 and others. The HI-MD units do record best but I do most of my listening on the ATRAC Type S units because the difference is not that great and most of my recording is done on a JB940 deck. Plus I find the controls of the NF810 units the best, probably because I the NF810 the most. The biggest difference I find in sound is the earbuds used. I primarily listen to classical, bluegrass and jazz and use Etymotic ER4P's to get clarity and precision, especially with classical. With rock the Etymotic can sound dull and use earbuds with more coloration.
  15. Minidisc Decks Ejecting Disk On Powerup?

    I have another deck that the belt went bad on, but when the belt failed (stretched out and not turning the pulley) the disc would not eject at all. I replaced that belt with a rubber band and it works fine. At least for now. If the rubber band get old and fails its easy to get another and not hard to replace. I had a hard time finding a replacement belt. I only found one for >$20 but for now I'm going to see how long the rubber band will work.